Volunteering In The Panhandle

Explore and Create with Nature at your 4-H Club Meetings

As the autumn temperatures continue to fall, and we fill our days and evenings with more time outside, many of us yearn to enjoy the natural beauties of the environment without the humidity, extreme heat, and summer insects. During the activity portion of each 4-H Club meeting is a great time to explore and create …

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4-H Alert! Fall Herbs are a Black Swallowtail’s Delight

All of you 4-H members with fall herb gardens: Would you be willing to sacrifice your apiaceous herbs to the Black Swallowtail Caterpillar?   Busily devouring dill and fennel, the lime green, black striped caterpillars in the UF IFAS Extension Washington County Office have quickly become a popular attraction.  It is fortunate that the South’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/08/4-h-alert-fall-herbs-are-a-black-swallowtails-delight/

Teen Volunteers: Impacting Their Communities

John G. Lilly jgl@ufl.edu Jefferson County Extension Director/4-H Agent Young people in 4-H are committed to improving their communities. Dr. Richard Lerner, and the team at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University highlights a notable trend. 4-H youth are three times more likely to actively contribute to their communities when …

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4-H National Youth Science Day

Looking at two different plans designed by group Drawing a map layer Teens and staff training to teach NYSD Material     October 6-12 was National 4-H Week, and more than 6 million young people across the country celebrated the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and the incredible 4-H’ers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/25/4-h-national-youth-science-day/

Benefits of Volunteering With 4-H

Volunteer teaching local youth how to build underwater robots. The goal of 4-H is to teach youth life skills.  In so doing, we find that we also equip them with marketable skills, a sense of belonging, and a sense of self-worth, each of which makes them more apt to be successful.  However, besides the most …

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It’s More Than Just A Fair!

  Leon County 4-H youth displaying ribbons at North Florida Fair The arrival of the fall love bugs, the leaves changing colors and falling to the ground,  and the sounds of bands rehearsing and cheerleaders chanting can only mean one thing in North Florida……no it’s not time to shop for Christmas gifts…even though it’s just around …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/27/its-more-than-just-a-fair/

4-H Day at LEGOLAND

LEGOLAND is sponsoring the 1st Annual 4-H Day at LEGOLAND on Saturday, September 28th– just in time for 4-H Club Kickoffs!  Florida 4-H Families will be able to purchase tickets to LEGOLAND theme park for $ 30.00 each (regular price is $ 75.00).  In addition, $ 5.00 from every ticket sold will go to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/18/4-h-day-at-legoland/

Making a Difference with Effective 4-H Club Meetings

Last night, Dr. Paula Davis taught us how we can make a difference by empowering youth to plan and lead effective club meetings.  We even practiced parliamentary procedure by making trail mix.  Whitney Cherry explained proper 4-H emblem usage and how to secure permission to use the 4-H name and emblem for your club. All …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/17/making-a-difference-with-effective-4-h-club-meetings/

Today is Make a Difference Monday!

Our first session of Make a Difference Mondays was a huge success, and we are very excited to see each of you tonight for round two.  If you were not able to join us last month, you are still welcome to attend tonight.  We would love to have you! The session will be offered at your …

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Creating a Plan for Your 4-H Club

Welcome to the new 4-H year! As you begin making plans to re-connect with your club members and families, make plans to create a year-long plan for your 4-H Club. Why should your 4-H club plan up to a year in advance? A plan will help to: Meet the needs of all members Share responsibilities (among …

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